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Sylvia Cifuentes on her article "Territory, Autonomy and Rights: Indigenous Politics and COVID-19 in the Amazon Basin" for Society and Space, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen waits for just the right moment.
Geographer Deborah Potts on her new book "Broken Cities: Inside the Global Housing Crisis" from ZED Books.
Robert Vitalis on his book "Oilcraft: The Myths of Scarcity and Security That Haunt U.S. Energy Policy" from Stanford University Press.
Helena Paul on her article "Looking beyond the pandemic: Agroecology, and the need to rethink our food system" for Radical Ecological Democracy.
Philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on his article "Climate Apartheid Is the Coming Police Violence Crisis" for Dissent, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen asks "what color is your smoke?"
Author and activist Carolijn Terwindt on her new book "When Protest Becomes Crime: Politics and Law in Liberal Democracies" from Pluto Press.
Historian Annelien de Dijn on modern conceptions of freedom, the state, antidemocracy and her book "Freedom: An Unruly History" from Harvard Press.
Former FBI special agent Michael German on his report "Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, and Far-Right Militancy in Law Enforcement" for The Brennan Center.
Anthropologist David Graeber's three interviews on This Is Hell!, talking about fun, bureaucracy and bullshit jobs. RIP David.
The Transnational Institute's Niamh Ni Bhriain on the crises of capital and Covid-19 under the global external border regime, and her article "The deadly politics of colonial borders under COVID-19" for ROAR.
Anthropologist Wade Davis on his article "The Unraveling of America" for Rolling Stone, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen is ready for action... later.
Historian Rick Perlstein on modern American conservatism's realignment around Ronald Reagan, and his new book "Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980" from Simon & Schuster.
Historian Edward Onaci on his book "Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State" from UNC Press.
Chuck vacation monologue Christian Parenti on police and prisons in the US [13:00] Andreas Toupedakis on quitting nuclear weapons work [48:14] Joyce Horman remembers the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat [1:13:23] Manuel Calahan from Accion Zapatista [1:45:18] Christopher Hitchens on the lies of Bill Clinton [2:22:21] Vernon Bellecourt from the American Indian Network [3:07:35] Jon Sinclair from the MC5 [incomplete 3:48:00]'s Sarah Anderson on the political and economic crises hitting the US Postal Service, and her recent article "USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services" for, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen publishes the Rotten Egg Manifesto.
Historian David Broder on the right's multi-decade rise to power in Italian politics and his book "First They Took Rome: How the Populist Right Conquered Italy" from Verso.
Organizers Andi W. and Promise Li on the Hong Kong protest movement, the case for solidarity from the transnational left, and their article "Left on an Island" for Tempest.
Writer William Shoki on evictions, police violence and neoliberal hegemony in South Africa, and his recent articles "The existing order of things" and "The class character of police violence" for Africa Is A Country. Plus in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen hauls sixteen tons.
Journalists Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law on the ways prison reforms expand state surveillance and punishment, and their new book "Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms" from The New Press.
Artist Cassie Thornton on imagining and practicing new forms of health and social care, and her book "The Hologram: Feminist, Peer-to-Peer Health for a Post-Pandemic Future" from Pluto Books.
CEPR policy analyst and former Ecuadorian cabinet member Guillaume Long on lawfare, expulsion and neoliberal, antidemocratic politics in Ecuador.
Writer Tamara Fernando on pandemic labor on the 19th century Indian coast and her article "Death at the Pearl Fishery" for Hypocrite Reader. Plus in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen auditions new horsemen for the apocalypse.
Writer Ashley Dawson on decarbonizing the global energy system, collectivizing renewables, and his book "People's Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons" from OR Books. * Use the promocode THISISHELL15 and get 15% off the book at OR's site, plus a free download of Ashley's book "Extinction: A Radical History."
Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier on the work of his friend Michael Brooks, and COVID19 politics in Brazil.
Political scientist Alexander Kolokotronis on police abolition, participatory budgeting and his article "What To Do Once We’ve Defunded The Police" for Current Affairs.
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This is Hell!
Podcast Status
Apr 2nd, 2017
Latest Episode
Sep 17th, 2020
Release Period
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About 2 hours

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